School Resource Officer Program
The School Resource Officer program is a nationally accepted program that places law enforcement officers within local schools. The program was designed to develop partnerships between law enforcement and the school community.
Greene County School District consists in Anita White Carlson Middle School, Greene County High School and Union Point Elementary School. The program currently has three officers; Raphael Green, Dave Heath and Bobby Winfrey.
The Greensboro Police Department views the School Resource Officer as an opportunity to provide a safe working and learning environment for Greene County School District.
To enhance safety in and around schools in the Greene County School District through the development and implementation of safety measures and programs.
To enhance the learning environment for students within the Greene County School District.
To provide a high level of police service to the Greene County School District and neighborhoods surrounding schools.
To reduce juvenile crime in the community.
To increase school attendance.
To build trust and a positive relationship with students as well as provide students counseling and advice on potential problems involving police.
Responsibilities of the School Resource Officers:
To be a liaison of the principal's office and Chief of Police in order to maintain security of the school district.
Daily, School Resource Officers must monitor school facilities and surroundings.
Supervise extracurricular activities and school related functions.
The School Resource Officer is not a school disciplinarian, but as a law enforcement officer must be notified in the event of a state law or city ordinance violation.